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Ra'eesa Pather

Ra'eesa Pather

Ra’eesa Pather is a general news journalist with the Mail & Guardian’s online team. She cut her teeth at The Daily Vox in Cape Town before moving to Johannesburg and joining the M&G. She's written about memory, race and gender in columns and features, and has dabbled in photography.
Grace Bible Church: We don't discriminate against anyone
Grace Bible Church: We don't discriminate against anyone
The Grace Bible Church has defended itself against allegations of discrimination, saying everybody, including gay people, is welcome at the...
Gift of the Givers: We believe Shiraaz Mohamed is alive
Gift of the Givers: We believe Shiraaz Mohamed is alive
South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who was abducted in Syria 13 days ago, is alive, according to "connected people"...
Court flip-flops on student's bail
Court flip-flops on student's bail
The Supreme Court of Appeal has made a U-turn on its decision to hear a bail appeal by #FeesMustFall protester Bonginkosi Khanyile. The student’s...
Full police response to Ipid raid on Phahlane’s home
Full police response to Ipid raid on Phahlane’s home
The South African Police Service has released its response to a raid by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate on acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane’s R8-million home in a luxury Pretoria estate....
How the Ipid raid on Phahlane’s house fits into the bigger picture
How the Ipid raid on Phahlane’s house fits into the bigger picture
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s (Ipid) raid on acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane’s house is not an...
Candlelit vigil keeps hopes alive for Shiraaz Mohamed’s safe return
Candlelit vigil keeps hopes alive for Shiraaz Mohamed’s safe return
There has been no news on South African photographer Shiraaz Mohamed’s wellbeing since he was abducted in Syria more than a week ago, but members...
Why Hlaudi Motsoeneng was not questioned in the SABC inquiry
Why Hlaudi Motsoeneng was not questioned in the SABC inquiry
Parliament has decided not to call SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng to testify before the ad hoc committee investigating the broadcaster because...
Timeline: The kidnapping of Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria
Timeline: The kidnapping of Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria
It has been one week since South African photographer Shiraaz Mohamed (38) was captured in northern Syria near the Turkish border. Mohamed, who was...
Combustible Kugas recall does little to extinguish criticism of SA inaction
Combustible Kugas recall does little to extinguish criticism of SA inaction
Ford South Africa announced on Monday that the 1.6-litre Kuga models produced from December 2012 to February 2014 would be recalled after...
'Nobody in Palestinian Authority was scheduled to meet with Maimane'
'Nobody in Palestinian Authority was scheduled to meet with Maimane'
The Palestinian embassy says it has no record of meetings between Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane and any Palestinian official in...
Thuli Madonsela silent on whether Mkhwebane altered her Absa report
Thuli Madonsela silent on whether Mkhwebane altered her Absa report
At a media briefing at the Press Club in Cape Town on Monday, former public protector Thuli Madonsela declined to say whether her successor,...
NSFAS assistance is a debt trap, students claim
NSFAS assistance is a debt trap, students claim
As the government scrambles to provide funding for a burgeoning student population, relying heavily on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...